Donald V. Fites Organization leader

Donald V. "Don" Fites is best known for having served as the Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, Inc. from 1990 until 1999. Don Fites was born in Tippecanoe County, IN. He attended Valparaiso University, where he joined Phi Kappa Psi. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1956, and soon after joined Caterpillar. He attended the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow, and received his MBA in 1971. He attained the position of Vice President at Caterpillar in 1981, and then Executive Vice President in 1985. 1990 marked Don's elevation to the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, which he held until he reached the mandatory retirement age in 1999.

Personal details

Date of birth
1934
Place of birth
Tippecanoe County

Education

1. MIT Sloan School of Management Business school

The MIT Sloan School of Management (also known as MIT Sloan or Sloan) is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Type Private school
Endowment
2013. 679 mil. $
2011. 632 mil. $
Founded
1914
Headquarters
50 Memorial Drive, 02142 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Official web page www.mitsloan.mit.edu
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People attended MIT Sloan School of Management connected by profession and/or age

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2. Valparaiso University Colleges/University

Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a regionally accredited private university located in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana. The school was founded in 1859, and it now consists of five undergraduate colleges, a graduate school, a nursing school and a law school. Valparaiso University is owned and operated by the Lutheran University Association, a non-profit corporation, and is the largest independent Lutheran university in the United States.

Institution info

Type Mixed-sex education
Endowment
2013. 178 mil. $
2010. 140 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1859
Headquarters
1700 Chapel Drive, 46383 - Valparaiso, Indiana
Undergraduates
2012. 2,980
2010. 2,872
2009. 2,888
Postgraduates
2012. 1,098
2010. 1,184
Acceptance rate
2012. 79.6 %
2010. 74.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 33.7 K $
2010. 28.6 K $
Official web page www.valpo.edu
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People attended Valparaiso University connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1933., American Football Guard
b. 1929., U.S. Congressperson
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b. 1937., American football head coach
b. 1935., U.S. Congressperson

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